White House rejects congressional requests tied to GOP-led House impeachment inquiry against Biden

A top White House lawyer rejected requests from congressional Republicans to interview members of President Joe Biden’s staff, his family and a former senior White House aide. The requests were part of the Republicans’ inquiry into Mr. Biden’s handling of classified documents and their probe of the Biden family’s business activities.

The White House response was sent Friday by White House attorney Richard Sauber to the chairmen of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees, Reps. James Comer and Jim Jordan.

Earlier this week, Comer sent requests to four current White House staff members for transcribed interviews and a subpoena to depose former White House counsel Dana Remus as part of the documents investigation. Comer previously subpoenaed President Biden’s son, Hunter, and the president’s brother, James, related to their finances.

House Republicans have alleged Biden family members are engaged in “influence peddling,” although the investigating committees have produced no evidence so far that the president engaged in any wrongdoing.